Georgia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Georgia
Hello and welcome to our Georgia travel blog. You will find all our Georgia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Georgia travel blog because you are considering a visit to Georgia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Caucasus. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Georgia.
We’ve visited Georgia a few times and still have plenty to go back for. The mountain scenery is spectacular, as is the food, but Georgia also has a thriving street art scene and plenty of abandoned buildings to explore and Soviet mosaics to seek out.
Georgia is currently one of the hottest travel destinations! It’s on all of the ‘best places to visit now’ lists and we know why! Sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains to the north, the Black Sea to the west and deserts to the south, Georgia is literally at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Once part of the USSR, Georgia borders Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, this Caucasus nation is a melting pot of cultures with spectacular landscapes, hospitable people and delicious food. It’s also backpacker-budget friendly and has plenty of options for adventurous and off-the-beaten-path travel.
Our Georgia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A guide to the best things to do in Kutaisi, Georgia. What to do in Kutaisi with a self-guided walking tour map for independent travellers.
The abandoned former Pioneer Palace in Chiatura, Georgia. The story behind and photos of the abandoned palace for young pioneers in Chiatura.
Is it still worth visiting Chiatura in Georgia if the Soviet-era cable cars aren’t operating? Things to do in Chiatura, including a map.
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Where to find the best street art in Tbilisi including locations and a map. Photos of street art and graffiti spotted in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the Caucasus.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Visiting the now abandoned Composers’ House in Borjomi, Georgia. The kind of artistic and intellectual retreat was typical in the former Soviet Union.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
If you visit Georgia’s second city, Kutaisi, don’t miss this vibrant street art by the French artist known as Vinie – definitely the best mural in Kutaisi.